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Jonthon Coulson I February 23, 2017A year ago, the Walikota . “Many Muslim youth in Banda Aceh are sending Valentine’s day greetings via social media. And it is the responsibility of the city government to ensure this does not happen again…Muslim youth should certainly not be celebrating non-Islamic culture,” ...Read more
Jonathan Guyer I February 14, 2017“Cairo writes, Beirut publishes, and Baghdad reads,” goes the adage. At the Cairo International Book Fair, where hundreds of publishers and thousands of readers gather each winter, everybody writes, publishes, and reads. While the sclerotic institutions of state-funded culture remain conservative forces with an outsized role in Egyptian letters, independent publishers continue to push the limits ...Read more
Saira Rahman I February 15, 2017Past Fellow and Trustee Warren Unna – a devoted friend of the Institute, its staff and members – died on February 9th at age 93. Warren was an ICWA Fellow from 1958-59 and had two stints as an ICWA Trustee from 1981-87 and from 1990-96. He served as Board Chair over the period, 1983-85. Throughout ...Read more
Malia Politzer I February 8, 2017ICWA is thrilled to announce that recent Fellow Malia Politzer (2013-2015) has just won a prestigious National Magazine Award (known as ‘the Ellies’) for her Huffington Post article, ‘The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the Refugee Crisis is Changing the World Economy.’ Co-written with Emily Kassie, the article won the award in the Multimedia Category. It ...Read more